Five Of The Most Effective Eye Creams For Men
Illustration by Mr Joe McKendry
Banish dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles with these premium eye products.
The eyes might be the window to the soul, but they’re also a pretty good indicator of how old you are, how much sleep you’re missing out on and how many pints you had last night. Fortunately, you can trick people into thinking you are more gorgeous, rested and well-adjusted than you actually are with a quick dab of eye cream. This isn’t an area of your grooming regime you want to scrimp on, so we’ve picked out five heavy-hitting formulas that will come to your rescue when dark circles, fine lines and puffy peepers strike.
THE LATE-NIGHT TIME-TURNER
Worried about fine lines? Sleep them away with Sisley Supremÿa Eyes At Night anti-ageing eye serum. Dab a small amount around your eye area before you hit the hay. The brand’s LC12 phyto complex (not just a fancy-sounding patent, but a complex of four botanical active ingredients) will smooth out fine lines, firm skin up around the eyes and banish premature signs of ageing.
THE MORNING-AFTER MARVEL
THE TRUSTY ALL-ROUNDER
For a medical-grade heavy hitter, look to Dr. Barbara Sturm. The dermatologist’s products are reliable additions that will elevate any grooming routine. Don’t be fooled by the clinical-looking packaging. The eye serum is free from parabens and synthetic fragrances and contains golden root, sugar beet and yeast to de-puff and soothe skin around the eyes. It’s also infused with omega fatty acids to help keep it moisturised throughout the day.
THE INTELLIGENT SCREEN-SAVER
Tired, strained eyes, not helped by staring at a screen all day? Dr Sebagh Supreme Eye Serum might look like an extraterrestrial probe, but roll its serum-dispensing silver-ball applicator under your eye and see your skin instantly illuminated, tightened and refreshed. And there’s more. This stuff can reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as correct dark circles and alleviate puffiness.
THE HANDY TRAVEL COMPANION
Dr Jackson’s Face And Eye Essence is a lightweight, natural cream that is perfect for refreshing your eyes when you’re tired or always on the go. Mr Mauro Durant, the brand’s creative director, knows what that’s like, and swears by it. “The Face And Eye Essence is a men’s favourite,” he says. “I use it every day. If there is a product I never leave out of my hand-carry allowance when boarding a plane, it’s this one. It is refreshing, cooling and perfect for jet lag.”